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Our Curriculum

The curriculum has been designed to provide all of our children and young people with a coherent structure of learning that leads to an active life where each individual can fully engage with their community.  The priority is to develop pupils' independence and confidence to manage their future, by raising pupils' aspirations, equipping them with the necessary skills and moxie (force of character, determination, nerve) to allow them to access all of the opportunities which are open to them.  It is designed to enable personalisation through specific approaches within teaching and learning groups, enabling all pupils to make progress at their own academic and developmental level.  We know it is effective as all of our students are deeply engaged and fulfilled by their education; make excellent progress; and leave happy, ready for their next level of learning or employment.

What We Do and How We Do It

While the whole school follows the same topics each half term, the curriculum for each area is tailored to its specific learners.  Please click on the links below for a comprehensive explanation of what we do at The West SILC and how we do it.


Semi Formal



CMLN (Farnley Partnership)

Our Curriculum Plan

Our curriculum is divided into three distinct approaches - please also view our curriculum map.

Formal Curriculum


The Powerhouse (College)

Semi-Formal Curriculum


  • Moderate to severe learning difficulties
  • Hollybush
  • Specialist behaviour provision
Informal Curriculum

Farnley Partnership – Complex and Multiple Learning Needs


  • Complex Autism and Communication

Many of our groups deliver individual targets through topic themes.  These are the themes we currently are using.  This half term is Space.

curriculum map

If you require further information regarding our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact Debbie Clark, Head of School, on 0113 3862450.

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